Prynne, Hester

Prynne, Hester

adulterous woman in Puritan New England; condemned to wear a scarlet letter. [Am. Lit.: The Scarlet Letter]

Prynne, Hester

stoically endures the ostracism imposed on her for adultery. [Am. Lit.: The Scarlet Letter]

Prynne, Hester

pilloried and sentenced to wear a scarlet “A” for her sin of adultery. [Am. Lit.: The Scarlet Letter]

Prynne, Hester

ostracized, sewing becomes her daily preoccupation. [Am. Lit.: The Scarlet Letter]
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Like Hawthorne's Hester Prynne, Hester Smith lives on the fringes of this "kingdom" and wears the letter A on her chest.